ERIC Number: ED030741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
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Relevant Others of Beginning Teachers of Vocational Agriculture. Research Series No. 4.
Bryant, C. Douglas; Bright, Melvin C.
To determine the relevant others of first- and second-year teachers of vocational agriculture, a study was conducted to discover: (1) Do first-year teachers see their co-workers more highly as a relevant other than do second-year teachers, (2) Do second-year teachers have different relevant others than first-year teachers, and (3) Do first-year teachers in single-teacher departments have the same relevant others as first-year teachers in multiple-teacher departments. "Relevant others" was assumed to depict the relationship of an individual to various groups to which the individual related himself or aspires to relate himself psychologically. The 30 beginning teachers of vocational agriculture in North Carolina in 1966 listed in order of importance five individuals who most influenced what they do as teachers. First-year teachers in single teacher departments ranked their first five relevant others as principal, other agriculture teachers, school board member, teacher trainer and district supervisor, whereas first-year teachers in multiple teacher departments ranked them as co-worker, principal, teacher trainer, district supervisor and other agriculture teachers. Second-year teachers listed co-worker, teacher trainer, other agriculture teachers, principal, and extension workers. (DM)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Beginning Teachers, Behavior Standards, Environmental Influences, Relationship, Social Influences, Social Psychology, Teacher Associations, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
School of Education, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607 (copies available without charge)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Dept. of Agricultural Information.